Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Akanksha Jain April 4, 2018 8:09 pm Change Font Size The Election Commission of India on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it stuck to its stand taken way back in 2004 that candidates who contest and win the election from two seats resulting in a bye-election should deposit in the government account an appropriate amount of money being the expenditure for holding bye-election. The ECI said there is no change in its stand taken 14 years ago that persons emerging victorious on two seats should deposit an amount with the exchequer for expenses to hold bye-elections but added that the amount proposed in 2004 (Rs 5 lakh for State Assembly and Council elections and Rs 10 lakh for House of People) may be enhanced “appropriately and proportionately”. The ECI said so in an affidavit filed in response to the writ petition moved by advocate-activist Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay urging that the Centre and the ECI be directed to restrict people from contesting election for the same office from more than one constituency simultaneously. Upadhyay also prayed that steps be taken to discourage independent candidates from contesting Parliament and State Assembly elections which he claimed was… Read full this story
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